Everybody likes getting more for less! How about getting more meals from less recipes? With some strategic meal planning and prepping, you can create several days’ worth of meals with just a few recipes and one trip to the grocery store. You can even prepare all of the recipes at once and store meals in single serve containers in the fridge for grab-and-go meals all week.
Saving leftovers is a great way to get more meals out of less cooking. But eating the same meal two or more days in a row can get boring! Shake things up by repurposing your leftovers instead of just reheating them. Try these “Double Up” recipes—make extra one night, and repurpose it in a whole new dish later in the week.
Smoky Chicken Dinner + Hearty Chicken Salad
Double the chicken in this recipe for Smoky Pan Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Beans. Use the leftover chicken for this hearty Smoky Chicken and Three Bean Salad recipe for a quick lunch or dinner later in the week.
Coffee-Rubbed Steak Dinner + Beef Fajitas
Prepare a double batch of Coffee-Rubbed Steak. While the steak is resting, sauté a side of vegetables like bell pepper, squash, or green beans for dinner one night. Save the leftover steak to make Beef Fajitas later in the week.
Marinated Chicken Dinner + Stuffed Chicken Pitas
Make a double batch of Greek-Yogurt Marinated Chicken. Bake it on a sheet pan with seasonal vegetables for dinner one night. Save the leftover chicken to make Mediterranean Chicken Pitas for lunch or dinner later in the week.